The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 25, Number 3
Oct 2001


U.S Jobs Announced in Other Publications
Within the Last Four Months

Job Employer Month
Paper Conservator Northern States Cons. Ctr., Minneapolis, MN August
Archivist Supervisor N. Carolina State Archives August
Imaging & Preservation. Services Manager Amigos Library Services August
Project Conservator Newberry Library August
Project Assistant Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village August
Head of Preservation Northwestern University Library August
Preservation Library Assistant IV University of Iowa August
Paper Conservation Technician Peebles Island, Waterford NY August
Photograph Conservator Metropolitan Museum of Art August
Assistant Preservation Librarian UNC at Chapel Hill September
Book Conservation Associate Metropolitan Museum of Art September
Assistant Conservator New York Botanical Garden September
Assistant Project Conservator The Huntington Library September
Head of Preservation Indiana University Libraries October
Conservation Technician I Princeton University Library October


Assistant Conservator - Specialist II (2 positions)
The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library - Barbara L. Goldsmith Conservation Laboratory seeks two (2) Assistant Conservators to perform conservation treatment for a wide range of paper-based artifactual formats, including manuscripts, bound artifacts, prints, drawings, photographs, posters, and other artifactual materials from all NYPL divisional collections. Duties may include survey operations, aqueous and non-aqueous treatment operations, fabrication of microclimates and other protective enclosures, archival processing, collection repair, encapsulation, and other types of treatment.

NYPL-GCL serves 21 curatorial divisions at four physical sites with collections exceeding 51 million catalogued items in diverse formats. NYPL-GCL is a comprehensive treatment facility offering a wide range of examination and treatment services. Familiarity by candidates with the following equipment is desirable: polarized and transmitted/incident/fluorescence high-power and stereo microscopes with analog and digital image acquisition, leaf caster, BetterLight 4x5 digital back, digital multimedia production equipment, near-IR and visible light spectrometers, temperature/humidity chambers, ultrasonic welders for encapsulation, aqueous and non-aqueous deacidification equipment, vertical aqueous treatment system with in-line heating and automated CAD-based phased boxing machine, automated mat cutting machine, steam pencil, suction tables, environmental dataloggers, and other equipment.

Eligibility requirements include a Master's degree from an accredited professional conservator training program and professional experience in conservation of paper-based materials, or equivalent training and experience, and a thorough working knowledge of conservation theory and techniques with satisfactory completion of courses in organic, paper, and conservation chemistry. Knowledge of the diverse preservation problems of a large research library or other major cultural institution, and experience in a wide range of conservation treatment operations are highly desirable. Salary is approximately $36,834 per year.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources Department
Attn: Allison McMullen
The New York Public Library
188 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
New York NY 10016-4314

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